NOKONA RE-SIGNS AS OFFICIAL SUPPLIER TO NPF

By Marty Gitlin National Pro Fastpitch has renewed a partnership agreement with Nocona Athletic Goods as an official supplier and licensee of softball equipment. The growing company will provide fastpitch bats, gloves, batting gloves and…

SCHEDULE UPDATE

Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts with the Chinese National Team, there have been several revisions to the 2007 NPF Schedule. The 2007 UPDATED NPF SCHEDULE will be added to the schedule section of the NPF website in the next few days…

OSTERMAN'S DRIVE AND COMPETITIVE NATURE FUEL HER SUCCESS

By Marty Gitlin Monopoly? Ping-pong? Tennis, anyone? The game doesn’t matter. If you think you’re going to have a nice, leisurely competition against Cat Osterman, think again. She’s going to want to beat the heck out of you. Fortunately…

FORCE FORGE AHEAD WITH NEW OWNER

By Marty Gitlin Thomas Kleinman has never been one to sit in an office and push papers around. Not in the 60s, when he earned a baseball scholarship and served two years in Vietnam. Not in the 70s, when he shunned his law practice,…

Bandits Take Schutzler with No. 1 Pick

By Marty Gitlin Chicago Bandits owner Bill Conroy made no attempt to hide his enthusiasm. But then, who could blame him? He had just selected Lindsay Schutzler. The University of Tennessee outfielder/shortstop was the first pick in…

National Pro Fastpitch Announces 2007 College Draft Selections

(Denver, CO) -- Today the six teams of the NPF held a four-round draft of the NCAA elite college softball athletes. Players selected in the NCAA draft will be permitted to pursue any available roster spot on their assigned team after completing…

CHERI KEMPF TO JOIN NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH AS LEAGUE COMMISSIONER

By Marty Gitlin National Pro Fastpitch is excited to announce that Cheri Kempf has been hired as its new commissioner and manager of game-day operations. Kempf is a long-time supporter of the women’s softball league, which features six…

2007 NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH SCHEDULE RELEASED

National Pro Fastpitch President Pat Linden announced today that six teams and 96 players will join forces for the 2007 season to bring another exciting year of professional fastpitch to fans across the country. The 2007 schedule will include…

WASHINGTON D.C. TEAM TO JOIN NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH

By Marty Gitlin National Pro Fastpitch is pleased to announce that Paul Wilson has purchased rights to a team in the Washington D.C. area. Paul is also the owner of Paul’s Sports and he will serve as President and General Manager of the…

Kimberly, Wis. will host NPF Championship Series

National Pro Fastpitch coming to Sunset Park for next three years... By Brad Zimanek Post-Crescent sports editor The best women’s softball players in the world will be coming to Kimberly as Cardinal Youth Softball, Inc., reached an…